The outside door handles are prone to breaking—all doors are affected by this condition.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Astro Outside Door Handles May Break
Chevrolet Astro Problem
Average Mileage: 143,255 mi (13,115 mi - 258,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Astro, 175,000 mi
handle broke can open back door
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Astro, 100,000 mi
Both door handles broken....have ordered new ones. Seems to me another Government Motors (GM)design flaw..!! Can't wait for Nomobama care to start up...(once we can ACTUALLY sign up for it)...on that gubmnt' web site..!!
Visitor, 1995 Chevrolet Astro, 105,000 mi
I had the same problem with the driver's door. You can buy the replacement handles at the auto parts store. I followed the instructions in my Haynes manual with some success. It took myself longer to than what the instructions stated, and I had to disassemble the lock assembly to put everything back together. This part wasn't apart of the instructions.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Astro
Door handle busted. Am replacing it now
Visitor, 1998 Chevrolet Astro, 125,000 mi
Door handles broke.....all of them.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Astro, 146,000 mi
This is a common problem in Chevys. My family has owned several Suburbans & Chevy trucks with the same problem.
The issue is not the door handle itself, but the spring that releases the door wears out, causing passengers to pull again and again on the handle because the door is hard to open. You can replace the handle, but without replacing the spring, it will happen again.
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Astro, 170,000 mi
Back door handle stopped working.
Visitor, 1990 Chevrolet Astro, 119,000 mi
Door handles front doors both broke off
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Astro
Front power locks quit working
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Astro, 96,000 mi
door handle of driver side is broken